I don’t know what it is, but players love taking a wage from Chelsea’s accounts and playing their football elsewhere. The Ghanaian winger will join Vitesse on a season-long loan deal, joining a long list of Chelsea players who have been loaned out to other European clubs.
The 21-year-old has been linked to Liverpool and Tottenham amongst others, but has opted for Stamford Bridge for a fee of around £3.5million. Considering their wealth of attacking options, it’s very unlikely to see him ever breaking into the starting eleven.
He confirmed his move on Twitter today, posting a photo of himself with a Chelsea shirt.
— Christian Atsu (@ChristianAtsu20) August 31, 2013
Gael Kakuta, Patrick van Aanholt and Lucas Piazon are also on loan at the Eredivisie club, while Oriel Romeu, Marko Marin and Thibaut Courtois are all playing in the Spanish league this season.